Lake Effect

Airs Weekdays at 10 am & Weekends at 3 pm

Lake Effect, WUWM’s locally-produced magazine program, covers a lot of ground, focusing on your neighbors and your issues. From discussing politics and the economy to spotlighting Wisconsin authors and musicians, Lake Effect goes beyond the headlines. Join the Lake Effect team as they open a window onto life in Milwaukee and southeastern Wisconsin.

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Lake Effect
9:06 am
Fri August 29, 2014

Friday on Lake Effect: Ebola Outbreak, Mary Nohl House, Listening to Mitchell

Friday on Lake Effect:

We’ll explore how health workers in this region ought to view the continuing Ebola outbreak in Africa. Later, the notorious past, contentious present, and planned future for the Mary Nohl house in Fox Point. We’ll hear the latest installment in the series, Listening to Mitchell; and hear the unique sound of a centuries-old Turkish flute made from reeds.

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Lake Effect
9:42 am
Thu August 28, 2014

Thursday on Lake Effect: 3 Years After Act 10, Milwaukee's First Mother's Milk Depot

Thursday on Lake Effect:

Three years after Act 10 changed the face of Wisconsin, we learn where things stand for local governments and their employees. Then, we learn about the city of Milwaukee’s first mothers’ milk depot, which hopes to help premature infants. We learn what medical tests wannabe astronauts have to undergo before heading into the final frontier, and we talk with James Magruder about his new book of stories, Let Me See It.

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Lake Effect
9:13 am
Wed August 27, 2014

Wednesday on Lake Effect: Start-Up Seed Accelerator, Villa Terrace Exhibit, Peter Mulvey

Wednesday on Lake Effect:

A start-up seed accelerator has major ambitions for the academic and business communities in Milwaukee. Then, a unique exhibit at the Villa Terrace Museum celebrates a unique theatrical form: Japanese Noh. A Waukesha writer remembers years of trips to the boundary waters. And, Milwaukee singer-songwriter Peter Mulvey exercises some songwriting muscle with his latest album.

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Lake Effect
9:20 am
Tue August 26, 2014

Tuesday on Lake Effect: James Foley, Roundtable on Race Relations in Milwaukee, Food Sovereignty

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Lake Effect
8:00 am
Mon August 25, 2014

Monday on Lake Effect: Helping MPS Students With Literacy Skills, Sustainability at Marquette

Monday on Lake Effect:

Lake Effect goes back-to-school, as students around the region get set for another academic year. We learn how older adults are helping MPS students with literacy skills. Then, why education reform advocates might do well to look to the experience in New Orleans following Hurricane Katrina. We’ll learn about new sustainability initiatives greeting students at Marquette University this year. And some insight into what makes a great teacher.

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Lake Effect
10:28 am
Fri August 22, 2014

Friday on Lake Effect: Milwaukeeans Discuss Lessons Learned from Ferguson, Kandinsky

Friday on Lake Effect:

Two weeks after the shooting of an unarmed African-American teenager by a white Missouri police officer, the repercussions are still being felt as far away as Milwaukee. We convene a community panel to discuss what lessons Milwaukeeans should take from a shooting hundreds of miles away. Later, the art of creating art exhibits – we’ll talk with the exhibit designer behind the Milwaukee Art Museum’s Kandinsky exhibit. Plus, a preview of the Artbeat the Heat festival on Saturday, and the latest installment in the series, Listening to Mitchell.

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Lake Effect
10:54 am
Thu August 21, 2014

Thursday on Lake Effect: Gwen Moore, John Lewis, Old World Wisconsin

Thursday on Lake Effect:

In the aftermath of Ferguson, Milwaukee Congresswoman Gwen Moore hopes that the conversation turns to better police-community relations all over the country. Then, Georgia Congressman, civil rights veteran, and now comic book author, John Lewis talks about what he thinks college students should know about non-violent protest. We'll learn about one of the big challenges in maintaining a living museum like Old World Wisconsin, and essayist Alexandra Rosas reflects on growing up in Milwaukee as a first generation immigrant.​

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Lake Effect
9:10 am
Wed August 20, 2014

Wednesday on Lake Effect: Policy Analysis Challenges, Great Lakes Surfing

Wednesday on Lake Effect:

We'll examine how the climate for political analysis and public discourse has changed in the past three decades – and at what the next looming policy topic might be around Wisconsin and the nation. Later, why Wisconsin and Luxembourg are joining forces culturally. And we'll talk about how Great Lakes surfing culture is working to impact environmental protection.

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Lake Effect
4:18 pm
Tue August 19, 2014

Tuesday on Lake Effect: Marijuana Laws Unevenly Enforced, Journal Communications & Scripps Merger

Tuesday on Lake Effect:

Following on the heels of national research, new work shows that marijuana laws are often unevenly enforced in Wisconsin, resulting in a disproportionate number of felony charges to African-Americans. Later, what will the merger of the Journal Sentinel's parent company with Cincinnati's E.W. Scripps mean for local control of the corporation? We'll get a review of the most extensive collection of unicorn art ever under one Milwaukee roof; and a visit with Italian chef Maria Liberati.

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Lake Effect
12:24 pm
Mon August 18, 2014

Monday on Lake Effect: Connecting Growers and Food Producers, West's Hayward Diary

Monday on Lake Effect:

A Wisconsin start-up is working to connect growers around the state with large-scale food operations hoping to make fresh Wisconsin produce available year-round. Later, another Wisconsin food success story – why Jeff Miller gave up a career in international law to buy a Hayward ice cream store and dairy operation. And we'll learn about why opera legend Maria Callas has such enduring appeal.

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